Adult Book Discussion
Date: Tue. September 24, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
6083 N. Northwest Highway
About this event:
Join us for a discussion of, “The Razor's Edge,” by W. Somerset Maugham.
William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), son of an English solicitor, was born in the British embassy in Paris and spent his early childhood in France, learning French as his first language. He wrote many works in a variety of genres, including drama, non-fiction, novels, short stories and also screen plays. Not always a critical success he was one of the most popular British writers of his time.
'The Razor's Edge,' among the author's later works, reflects the author's life and has been said to reflect the author as one of the characters at least in part. In this novel he attempts to portray a 'better self,' forgoing luxury for personal and aesthetic ideals.
(see: Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition; January 2010, p1-6 for more information)